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Soccer Star.


Soccer Star first appeared in 1952, under the title "Raich Carter's Soccer Star", no doubt to give the publication the same credability enjoyed by it's monthly rival carrying Charles Buchan's name.


With a good mix of news, features and results it had no serious competition until Goal and Shoot appeared in the late 1960's. However, the new publications with their greatly enhanced colour features instantly made Soccer Star look tired and dated, and the magazine ceased publication in June 1970.


Details of the front/back cover photographs where applicable (which alternate between team groups and four individual player portraits) are listed.



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Feb   3    Chelsea/John White, Jimmy Dickenson, Paddy Hasty, Jim Dugdale

Feb  10   Brighton/Trevor Smith, Andy Smillie, Graham Moore, John Angus.

Feb  17   Luton/Johnny Haynes, Jimmy Gabriel,  Sandy Anderson,  Jantzen Derrick.


Mar    3   Huddersfield/Jimmy Bloomfield, David Layne, Norman Green, Charlie Baker

Mar  17   Bolton/Des Palmer, George Whitelaw, Arthur Rowley, Derek Dougan.

Mar  24   Newport/Pat Stanley, Trevor Foster, Andy Nelson, Jack Henderson.


June  16   Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thomson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.


Aug   11    Russia/Bill Hoghton, Denis Atkins, Eddie Hopkinson, Hugh Neil.


Sep    8     Walsall/Bert Llewelyn, Malcolm Lucas, Hugh McIlmoyle, George Francis

Sep  22     Newcastle/Barrie Betts, John Goodchild, John Hawksby, Malcolm Scott.

Sep  29     Wolves/Ray Drinkwater, Stanley Matthews, Gordon Milne, Roy Stephenson.


Oct     6     Bury/Hugh Robertson, Roy Bailey, Brian Richardson, Alan Woan.

Oct   20     Blackpool/George McLeod, Lawrie Leslie, Brian Harris, George Herd.


Nov    3     Stoke/Ron Thompson, Calvin Palmer, Bill Brown, Roy Matthews

Nov  17     Swansea/Eric Brookes, Bob Wishart, Don Campbell, Vic Crowe.


Dec    8     Millwall/Tony Macedo, Albert Harley, Jim Walsh, Dai Ward.




Dec  14    Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.




Apr   17    Liverpool/Colin Green, Ron Davies, Sammy Chung, Joe Rayment.


Dec    4    Ron Boyce & Geoff Sidebottom/Pat Jennings, Mike Summerbee, Alex Wilson,

Eric Barnes.

Dec  11    Dave Hilley & Ron Webster/Clive Clark, Phil Kelly, Trevor Meredith, John Rowland




Jan   22    Sheff Utd v. Blackpool/Peter Thompson, Frank Rankmore, Sam Taylor, Ken Furphy.

Jan   29    John Fanthom/Fred Else, Charlie Hurley, Alex Young, Gordon Ferry.


May   14    Matt Gray & Brian Harvey/Grahame Oates, Bobby Cram, Pat Dunne, Willie Morgan.


July     9     Joe Baker/Jack Bell, Alec Farrall, Ernie Phythian, Ken Morgans.

July   23     Bobby Moore & Martin Peters/Tom Singleton, Bill Hodgson, Ron Briggs, Charlie McDonnell




June  24    Arsenal in Istanbul/Wilf Smith, Peter Rodrigues, Bob McNab, Peter Deakin.   


July    1     Sheff Wed v. Sheff Utd/Tom Robson, Gerry Byrne, John Docherty, Alec Dawson.




Jan   27    Millwall/Eddie Gray, Bob Graham, George Armstrong, Ray Bloomfield.


Feb  10    West Ham/Dave Lennard, Tony Allen, Alan Suddick, Steve Earle.

Feb  24    Gillingham/Mike England, Hugh McIlmoyle, Ian St. John, Jim McCalliog.


Mar  24    Wolves/Ron Phillips, Ian Buxton, Alan Ross, Oliver Conmy.



June   9    European Cup Final/Jim Herriot, Eddie Colquhoun, John Hurst, Peter Dobing. 


July   28   Mick Jones & Jon Sleeuwenhoek/Celtic


Sep    8    Jimmy Greaves & Roger Hunt/World Soccer ad.

Sep  15    Ron Yeats/Soccer Films ad.

Sep  29    Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.


Dec    8    Ron Davies/Nott'm F.




Sep  27   Barry Bridges/Wolves.


Nov    1    Bobby Ham/Dunfermline

Nov  29    Alan Ball/Birmingham




Feb    7   Jeff Astle & Brian Labone/Scunthorpe (includes a young Joe Keegan !)

Feb  21   Eddie McCreadie & Alan Spavin/Bradford City



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